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A Pakistani migrant stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos sits beside a memorial cross (AP)

Thou shalt not tempt: Europe’s political and religious leaders must remember this fundamental moral principle

Franciscan monks respond to call to care for refugees (CNS photo/Alessandro Di Meo, EPA)

Convent in Italy to provide accommodation and care to those fleeing war

A group of Polish bishops gather pictured in 2013 (AP)

The bishops have called for the permanent ban to mark Poland’s conversion to Christianity

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Rizal Park in Manila, the Philippines in 2015 (PA)

The WIN/Gallup survey of 64 countries found that those in the top fifth of incomes had the best impression of the Pope

Fr Mussie Zerai (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

The ‘guardian angel’ of refugees

When migrants are floundering in the Mediterranean there is one man they know they can turn to: a sleep-deprived priest who once fled his own homeland

Hilaire Belloc, one of England's most prolific writers  (AP Photo)

Jim Malia was inspired by Belloc’s outspoken Catholicism

Ukrainian women hold peace placards near a military base in Ukraine's Crimea region in 2014 (CNS)

The Vatican released a message from the Pontiff to the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church

Consensus about our shared values is breaking down (PA)

An unpleasant populism is sweeping across Europe and beyond

David Cameron at a meeting with European Parliament President Martin Schultz last week (AP)

Most voters will make up their minds by considering the European Union’s achievements, or lack of them

German Chancellor Angela Merkel  (AP)

The Pontiff said in an interview he had been called by the German Chancellor, after she was angered by his comments on Europe